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Sparking at Campfire Central this week: Teleporting to distant places; learning from Taliesin; Let's bail out the living world, not its destroyers; Greg Wilson's last festival til when?; Billy Bragg's playlist; Little Feat can't be beat; Liberation in lockdown; Brian Eno on Labour plotting; How Love Raises Our Fire; Jeremy's vegan recipes and more...

It's Mayday weekend and usually, I would be found at gatherings somewhere near the Welsh borders. Maybe The Big Apple cider festival, watching troupes of morris dancers in Upton-on-Severn or Maypole dancers at Clun's Green Man, sampling home-made cider and perry producers after strolling through the glorious blossoming apple orchards around Putley in Herefordshire or walking my beloved Black Mountains near Hay on Wye. This year, I'm at home being safe and having to teleport myself to my favourite places. So here's my imaginary weekend thanks to Zoom's virtual backgrounds.

 

Wizards

 

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM TALIESIN IN THESE FRACTIOUS COVID TIMES?

"At times of plague, rumour and chaos, ungrounded magicians have always run riot. Taliesin symbolically represents a more grounded, boundaried mature approach. At the time of Covid-19 virus boundaries, structure, limitation, control, focus, sacrifice, determination, discipline and limits are now all potential allies. Turn them into friends if you can: they are not enemy powers, they won't make you heartless. They may unfurl for you the power and beauty of limit. They might show you that you are called to do and what is sacred to you. They may show you what you have to do and what you must."

Read Jason Hine >>

Jason

 

LET"S BAIL OUT THE LIVING WORLD, NOT ITS DESTROYERS SAYS GEORGE MONBIOT 

Airlines and oil giants are on the brink. No government should offer them a lifeline. This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity.Airlines and oil giants are on the brink. No government should offer them a lifeline. This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity.Airlines and oil giants are on the brink. No government should offer them a lifeline. This crisis is a chance to rebuild our economy for the good of humanity.

Read More >>

Monbiot

 

 

GREG WILSON : LAST FESTIVAL TIL WHEN?

Top DJ Greg Wilson looks back at his recent Australian tour and the growing concerns he had about the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak whilst so far from home. "Charting my gradual realization of the implications for both myself and fellow DJs, plus the wider club/festival community in general, who’ve seen their whole industry wiped out in an instant until who knows when, I also consider the bigger picture and the wider impact of this virus on society as we ponder what the ‘new normal’ at the other end might be."

Read More >>

Greg

 

BILLY BRAGG'S PLAYLIST for Mayday weekend

 

Bragg

 

"LITTLE FEAT : THEY CAN'T BE BEAT" SAYS DAVID STUBBS

Little Feat's Long Distance Love>>

Feat

 

LIBERATION IN LOCKDOWN

My liberation is more about a recognition of the vitality and essence of living NOW. About being unequivocally in the moment, undeniably in the gratitude that I am expressing daily. That's not to diminish in any way the fact that the world faces what are likely to be unprecedented challenges around global famine, food supply, monetary systems, pestilence and climate breakdown.

Read my article here>>

Lockdown

 

ENO ON THE LABOUR REVELATIONS 

"Most people now agree that the media campaign against Jeremy Corbyn in the two years leading up to the last election plumbed new lows of viciousness

But the media buried it, because they were complicit... This isn’t about whether you support Corbyn or not. It isn’t about whether you support Labour or not. It’s about whether you support democracy."

Check Eno's article>>

Eno

 

JULIE HORSLEY : HOW LOVE RAISES OUR FIRE

"There may be causes that inspire us or raise the fire within us.  We may be aware of injustice, cruelty or neglect in the lives of others and feel compelled to act on their behalf.  Also, many of us grew up in a softer, greener world."  In praise of "Environmental Arts Therapy and the Tree of Life" by Ian Siddons Heginworth.

Read Julie's article>>

 

Julie

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED LAST WEEK'S HOTSPOTS : Campfire Sparks 25042020

Now IS the new normal. We have also revamped and updated our Ethos and Values. Dan Hurring blog. Lockdown Music Making. We Are All Lighthouses. Charles Eisenstein 'The Coronation'. Breathe The Air : Sound and Vision. Poets in Lockdown and much more from around the Campfire last week...

 

Last week

 

COFFEE MORNING MONDAY

Come and join us on Zoom for an open-ended chat.

Register here>>

Coffee

 

:: SPARKS CHECK IN

Our long-awaited site upgrade starts beta testing this week which we are very excited about. Let us know if you'd like to be one of our selected beta testers. 

Two delicious new recipes from Jeremy Pearce this week : Vegan Tagine and Harissa Bubble Fried Eggs Tomato and Vegan Sauages

We always welcome your writing, photos, comments, shares on Campfire.  More than ever, we're looking for positive takes on the huge and rapid changes that our world is undergoing, If you'd like to volunteer to join our editorial team or if you can help us with broadcasting solutions please get in touch.

Keep it lit and let's embrace it all.

 

Pete x

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